Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at Purchase College, SUNY, and the author of The Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism.
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We need rule of law, not law and order
DECEMBER 11, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Today, the difference between law and order and rule of law is literally a matter of life and death.
Why good intentions fail and passing a law still won’t get it done
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The economic way of thinking requires looking at the incentives, not banning the consequences.
Being able to say no is what enables us to say yes.
OCTOBER 30, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Being able to say no defines the scope of our personal autonomy, while being able to say yes allows us to creatively explore (or not) the freedom that autonomy gives us.
OCTOBER 16, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The rule of law confers predictability and constrains power. But as government grows, this principle of minimal government is weakened.
Innovation Is the Lifeblood of a Healthy Economy
OCTOBER 02, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
When it comes to rising living standards, innovation is far more important than efficiency.
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Dr. Sandy Ikeda explains why he thinks "Don't Tread on Others" is the heart of libertarianism, not "Don't Tread on Me."
In the words of Leonard Read, the founder of FEE, "in order to change the world, we first have to change ourselves." We have to show self restraint, self control, and self discipline, and not use the state apparatus, political means, or the threat of violence to get what we want.